Posts Tagged "Australian Rugby Union"

Of all the absurdities aired during the Western Force’s Super Rugby axing saga, Brendan Cannon’s dig at Australian Rugby Union chairman Cameron Clyne for not wearing a coat and tie at the announcement tops the list.

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On June 11, 1967, little baby Michael Cheika was just a few months old. Australia beat New Zealand that day, in a Test match.

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The ARU have confirmed that they will discontinue the license of the Western Force.

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Last week The Sydney Morning Herald reported that ARU chair Cameron Clyne hinted that if the ARU was legally unable to axe an Australian Super Rugby franchise, he would resign his position.

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Melbourne Rebels assistant coach Morgan Turinui has blasted the Australian Rugby Union’s drawn-out handling of changes to the Super Rugby competition as an “absolute disgrace”.

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The ARU’s chief operating officer, Rob Clarke, has resigned his position on Thursday afternoon.

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Karmichael Hunt is looming as a potential Wallabies replacement for Dane Haylett-Petty if the Western Force star is unable to recover from a torn hamstring in time for June’s Test window.

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Australia and New Zealand have been granted their wish for the Super Rugby season to proceed uninterrupted, with mid-year Test matches to be pushed back from 2020 as part of changes to the global rugby calendar.

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Folks, we are losing at the border. We have signed possibly the worst Super Rugby deal ever with South Africa and New Zealand. We need to make rugby great again!

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Former Wallaby Dan Vickerman has passed way in his family home overnight at the age of 37.

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Bernard Foley’s Spring Tour goal-kicking was far from the only issue the Wallabies need to address in 2017, but it did raise a broader issue that has afflicted Australian rugby at the highest levels for several years now.

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Could the Wallabies have started their Spring Tour any better? A 32-8 win over the Welsh was just what the side needed to move past a disappointing season up to this point.

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UPDATE: beIN will now televise the entire Spring Tour. Read about the details here.

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Having reached the final of the Rugby World cup last year, with new coach Michael Cheika taking Coach of the Year honors, it seemed the sun was finally shining on Australian rugby.

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A scrum of former Wallabies, locked in by star players and the coach of the wonderful side that defeated the All Blacks at Eden Park 30 years ago, Alan Jones’ Wallabies, is set on challenging the ARU.

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Wallabies halfback Will Genia reckons it won’t be long before Australia are able to match the might of the All Blacks – but only if they develop a stronger mindset.

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As we revealed in The Roar last Friday, the worst kept secret in Australian rugby is out: Quade Cooper has signed a three-year deal with the Queensland Reds.

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Forget any nonsense spoken about the Wallabies clawing back lost credibility in Wellington on Saturday. That’s just pure straw clutching.

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Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver has officially closed the door on any chance of Jarryd Hayne playing in Super Rugby next year.

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Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver says he’s confident Matt Giteau will be able to play in next month’s Rugby Championship despite a tense stand-off with French club Toulon over his availability.

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